Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD

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Urology

Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD is a Urology Specialist in Tempe, AZ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from King Edward Medical University in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Banner Baywood Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD

Tempe Saint Lukes Hospital GNS

1500 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(602) 968-9411
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Alvi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Urinary Incontinence
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Urinary Incontinence more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alvi's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chordee
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Alvi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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United Healthcare

Dr. Alvi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvi

4.0

Based on 134 ratings

5 Stars
70.8955223880597%
(95)
4 Stars
3.7313432835820897%
(5)
3 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(2)
2 Stars
2.985074626865672%
(4)
1 Star
20.895522388059703%
(28)
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Uro Lift
Staff was great, minimal wait time, excellent diagnosis for my frequent urination difficulties AND the procedure fixed a very subtle problem of which I was not aware. Uro Lift was performed, I had 2 days of discomfort after the procedure. Day three was a different story. My urination frequency was reduced, I completely emptied AND ejaculation was successful. This orgasm was completely unexpected as to duration AND quantity, I am sure. Age 72 was not quite so old.... Guys, DO IT! Glen
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Glen – Jun 20, 2022
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will not recommend does not even deserve 1 star
Had a surgical procedure done for stones, has an issue that same night, stone was stuck, severe pain, he never sent meds to correct pharmacy after numerous calls to office, 3 days later, they came, did not need them anymore. Decided to move on to another practice, now they will NOT send records, going against laws that state they must provide records. Will be notifying the health dept and whoever else I need to
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Jun 10, 2022
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My opinion
My opinion: I should have gotten a second opinion before green light procedure. Perhaps, you should consider second opinion. Other urologist know his name as soon as I say: I was unhappy with my previous urologist green light procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I feel cheated ! – Jun 05, 2022
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HIfU procedure
Dr Alvi has been an amazing urologist in my life . I had prostate cancer and had hifu treatment in February,2022. I am cancer free and can not be happier with the quality of my life . He is so compassionate and approachable. I would highly recommend him if you are dealing with prostrate cancer in Arizona.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ivan – May 24, 2022
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Kind, competent, and professional care
My most recent appointment with Doctor Alvi was at his office in Chandler. He is an excellent doctor and his office staff, like Doctor Alvi, are kind and very competent.
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Joseph Bright – May 10, 2022
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Disappointing service, failure to answer phones
I called for two weeks to try and get an appointment, left countless messages, none of which were returned. After someone finally answered the phone I was able to schedule an appointment. When I got to my appointment I waited close to 45 minutes in the waiting area to be called into see the doctor. Once I was in the examination room I was expecting to see a standard examination room unfortunately; the examination room looked more like a stock room with an examination chair and a couple of posters slapped onto it. The room had several stock room type boxes and it was very disorganized. After waiting close to an hour and a half to see Dr. Alvi, I became very frustrated and walked out. The overall experience was very disappointing and I would not feel comfortable having any procedure done by this medical office for fear of needing to get a hold of someone in case of emergency to only be greeted by an answering machine, leaving a message and never having the call returned.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Apr 26, 2022
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STAY FAR AWAY!!! Patient Abandonment!!
I’ve never er been more serious when I say, stay away from this doctor and his staff! Worst experience I’ve ever had in my entire life with any doctor!! They completely abandoned me and my need for medical care right after I had a major surgery with Dr. Alvi.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 29, 2022
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My 80 year old mother just left Dr. Alvi's office in tears after he walked into the exam room and immediately started scolding her and chewing her out for not coming in every 6 months for prescription refills. Nobody ever told her she had to do that, and she has been getting prescription refills for quite some time. When she tried to explain the situation he told her to go find another urologist. He also told her he wasn't going to give her a prescription, even though she was there to renew it. I cannot believe he berated the patient and didn't even think maybe he should've told her to come back every 6 month himself or educate his staff on proper protocol. Who takes it out on an elderly woman? Who does that? I am so upset by the way my mom was treated today. Nobody deserved that from a healthcare provider, especially their doctor. I don't normally write reviews but this was way out of line. I would want to know if I was looking for a doctor.
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Dec 04, 2021
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I had a Rezum prostate surgery in the office . I can pee much better and my quality of life has significantly improved . I can’t thank him enough. He is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 10, 2021
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Most traumatic experience ever!!! This doctor is rude and has the worst bedside manners ever!!! He does not communicate effectively or empathetically, and demonstrates no interpersonal skills. He takes offense if you dare ask any questions to try and understand what he is saying. I DO NOT recommend this doctor nor his staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE!!! – Feb 20, 2021
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After lab tests were completed, his office called in a prescription to my pharmacy. It sat there for over 2 weeks until the pharmacy staff asked me about it when I was picking up another prescription. Alvi's office called in the prescription WITHOUT ever calling me, the patient, concerning my medical issue after lab tests were in. Unbelievable?? When I called Alvi (twice) & left messages, he didn't return the phone calls. I can only guess he didn't want to discuss this embarrassment & very dangerous mistake with me. I changed Urologists as soon as he didn't return my 2nd phone. Beware??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Greg C – Jan 14, 2021
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I had the Adult Circumcision with Dr. ALVI. He have done an outstanding job in performing the surgery with care and precision. I was able to heal my wound without having to take any painkillers at all. Definitely Recommend ALVI if you are looking for a good Urologist in the valley.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Jan 06, 2021
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Amazing experience after the green light laser surgery!!! Would highly recommend to everyone
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 22, 2020
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I had the Rezum procedure in January and have gone from nocturnally urinating 3-4 times to only one. There has been no negative effect from the procedure which is uncomfortable for a few days with the catheter. I am pleased and impressed with Dr. Alvi's care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 31, 2020
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I saw Dr Alvi and he prescribed medication for me along with other tests he did. I started to have what I thought was a reaction to the medication. I called and had to leave message with his nurse, I never received a response, I then sent message through their "contact us" on their website and again no response. I then left another message on their website and again no response. I did see another doctor and was taken off the medication. Alvi obviously does not really care about his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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J – Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. Alvi has no bed side manner. My first visit he was rude and I thought maybe he was just having a rough day since the office was so busy, I left in tears. The next visit was better and then he performed bladder sling surgery for me. I went to my follow up appointment after 4 weeks and let him know that I have not had any improvement. He stated there was nothing else he could do and when I got emotional stated I needed to see a psychiatrist. I am only 50, the thought of severe bladder leakage the rest of my life upset me dearly, of COURSE I was upset! I am looking for a new urologist that has some compassion and actually CARES about his patients.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 17, 2020
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Office staff is horrible and the Dr. isn't much better
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Aug 19, 2020
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I was using a catheter 4-5 times a day. I could only pee a few ounces on my own. Now, after having the Greenlight procedure, I can pee normally and completely empty my bladder. The procedure only took a few hours and I was able to return home the same day, although it took a few weeks to completely recover from the procedure. I am very happy with the results!
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Aug 19, 2020
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I had a kidney stone ,it was killing me doc alvi took good care of me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 11, 2020
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Had green laser, 4 weeks later feeling great. First time I have felt "normal" in 4 years. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 24, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD is a Urology Specialist in Tempe, AZ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from King Edward Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
2010
Massachusetts Genl Hosp/Harvard Med Sch
Residency Hospital
2005
Brigham & Women's Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
Internship Hospital
2004
Yale University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2001
King Edward Medical University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi

Awards

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What are Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alvi frequently treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Urinary Incontinence, and Enlarged Prostate (BPH). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alvi treats.

Where is Dr. Kashif Alvi, MD's office located?

Dr. Alvi's office is located at 1500 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Alvi speaks Punjabi, Arabic, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Tempe Saint Lukes Hospital GNS

Tempe Saint Lukes Hospital GNS1500 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
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Practice

Urologic Surgeons of Arizona Plc6750 E Baywood Ave Ste 507 Mesa, AZ 85206
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alvi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Banner Baywood Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)